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William Alsop

William Alsop, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Alsop
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1766
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 28th May, 1850
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1072 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 42
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 wrote:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org t17871212-29:
SAMUEL JONES and WILLIAM ALSOP were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of November last, eighty pounds weight of metal types for printing, value 4 l. the property of Thomas Harrison and Samuel Brooke .
The prisoners were taken with the property on their shoulders. Alsop said he found them, and the other helped him to carry them. Alsop had a coat on, which belonged to one of the prosecutor’s men, and was left in the printing-office that night.
Each transported for seven years .
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, William married Mary Harterleigh [aka Atherley] (Convict, 1809, “Aeolus”).
The couple married around 1809 and had three children; Frederick 1810, William 1812 and Elizabeth 1815.

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 32….
[Ref A0332] Alsop, William, 62, free by servitude, Surprize, 1790, Protestant, labourer, North Richmond.
[Ref A0333] Alsop, Mary, 68, free by servitude, Aeolus, 1809, 7 years, Protestant.
[Ref A0334] Alsop, Frederick, 20 born in the colony.
[Ref A0335] Alsop, William 18, born in the colony.
[Ref A0336] Alsop, Elizabeth, 12, born in the colony.

Darryl Buley on 13th April, 2020 wrote:

Elizabeth Alsop married convict Thomas Pithouse (vessel John Barry, 1819) 23 Dec 1833 Richmond, NSW.
They had 7 children with surnames listed as Pittis.
After Thomas’ death in 1848, Elizabeth married Charles Townsend, son of convict William Townsend (vessel Batavia, 1817). The marriage was 24 Jan 1849 in Richmond and they had 7 children.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1766 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th May, 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Iris Dunne on 13th April, 2020 made the following changes:


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